Carnival’s Paradise Greets Visitors Back to Tampa
The Carnival Paradise is resume passenger operations in Tampa starting today. Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy-class ship, which is the 22nd ship to return to regular service, is launching a series of short voyages as part of the company’s relaunch strategy.
Itineraries for the four- and five-night cruises to the Western Caribbean include stops in Mexico, Honduras, and the Cayman Islands, among other sites.
The ship, which was constructed in 1998, is embarking on its maiden trip in two years, travelling to Cozumel and Roatán on a five-night schedule that includes two full days at sea.
The Carnival Paradise is the eighth ship in a series of eight ships known as the Fantasy Class, which includes the Carnival Magic, the Carnival Legend, and the Carnival Wonder. The ship, which was built in Finland, has a capacity of more than 2,040 passengers and weighs 70,000 tons.
Because to the interior design by Joe Farcus, the ship has an unique interior design with public areas that pay tribute to the great ocean liners of the past. The Queen Mary Lounge, the United States Bar, the Normandie Theater, and the Rotterdam Bar are among the venues available.
The Carnival Paradise, which has been heavily renovated throughout the years, had a massive renovation in 2018.
The vessel gained a variety of new amenities and additional food and beverage ideas as part of the multimillion-dollar upgrade, which also included the construction of 38 new staterooms. Meanwhile, 98 of the original cabins acquired additional private balconies as a result of the renovations.
Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and Camp Ocean are some of the new additions to the resort.
Also included is a WaterWorks Aqua Park, an immense all-ages water park that includes a 300-foot-long Twister water slide, two 82-foot-long racing slides, and a splash zone for children.
With the addition of the Carnival Paradise to the fleet, two Carnival ships are now operating cruises from the port.
After resuming operation in September with a series of voyages from Baltimore, the Carnival Pride relocated to its seasonal homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, in November. The Spirit-class ship is now operating week-long Western Caribbean cruises out of Tampa Bay on the Florida Keys.
This month, in addition to the Paradise, two additional Carnival ships re-entered service: the Carnival Dream and the Carnival Legend.